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All passengers must pay Basic fare unless eligible for Discount fare or free fare.

Requires certain forms of identification (ID) or age verification as follows:

a) Seniors (age 62 and over) Persons with disabilities, and Medicare cardholders - Proof of identification is required upon boarding, and can include an RT senior or Disabled photo ID card, a Senior or Disabled photo ID card issued by another transit agency, a driver's license, a State of California ID card, a passport or identification card issued by any governmental entity containing a photo of the cardholder (and also showing verification of age - for Seniors only). Attendants of persons with disabilities may ride for the Discount fare if possessing an RT Disabled photo ID card with an Attendant eligibility notation.

b) Super Senior (age 75+) - Proof of age verification is required to purchase a Super Senior monthly sticker. The Super Senior monthly sticker is only available for purchase at RT's Customer Service and Sales Center located at 1225 R Street.

c) Students (age 5 - 18) - Must be pursuing a high school diploma; eligible to purchase RT monthly student stickers with an RT Student photo ID card. RT Student stickers must be affixed to an RT Student photo ID card, not a school ID. Students are eligible to purchase single fares and daily passes with their school ID.

c) Class Pass - RT offers the Class Pass, which permits unlimited use for groups traveling during the hours of 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The Class Pass is available to any group with 10 or more students who are pursuing a high school diploma. The cost of the Class Pass is $2.70 for each student and $5.50 for each accompanying adult.

RT Customer Service Representatives are available to answer questions about your group travel.

Please call RT at 321-BUSS (2877) at least 10 working days before your day of travel. RT photo ID cards are only available at RTs Photo Identification Center Located at 1225 R Street, Sacramento 95811, in the Customer Service and Sales Center

Bus: Passengers are required to pay a Basic or Discount single fare for each trip or may purchase a daily pass valid for unlimited rides on that day.

Light Rail: Single ride tickets are valid for 90 minutes from time of validation on light rail only. Daily and monthly passes are valid for unlimited rides on buses and light rail for the date(s) or month shown.

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Children under age 5 - Up to two children ride free when accompanied by an adult paying passenger. Student fares apply for additional children.

RT Lifetime Pass Holders (age 75+) - Passengers issued an RT Lifetime Pass prior to September 1, 2009 will receive unlimited free rides on RT buses and light rail. All other passengers age 62 and over, pay the Senior fare with valid proof of identification. e-tran and Placer County Transit accept the Lifetime pass.

Fare Payment                                Back to top

Cash Fares. Accepted only on RT buses. Exact change is required since bus operators do not carry or give change.

Basic Single Tickets
- Accepted on buses. Pre-paid tickets must be validated (date and time stamped) by the fare vending machine before boarding light rail. Light rail tickets are valid for 90 minutes from time of validation and cannot be used to board a bus.

Tickets to ride on light rail must be purchased before boarding. and are available from fare vending machines located at light rail stations.

Monthly Passes/Stickers
- Valid for unlimited rides on RT buses and light rail for the month shown, and through the first business day of the following month.
Semi-Monthly Passes/Stickers - Valid for unlimited rides on RT buses and light rail for the dates shown. Can be purchased for use from the first of the month through the 15th, or the 16th of the month through the end of the month.
Daily Passes - Valid for unlimited rides until 1:30 a.m. the day after purchase or validation. Pre-Paid passes must be validated before boarding light rail.

RT Fares Accepted by Other Transit Agencies  (Click Here for PDF)

How To Buy RT Fares                                            Back to top

In Person
RTs Customer Service and Sales Center at 1225 R. Street
Over 50 retail outlets throughout Sacramento. Monthly Passes/Stickers are sold from the 25th of each month through the 10th of the following month.
Student Monthly Stickers are sold at most
high schools and a some middle schools.

By Phone
Available by calling 321-2849 (with a major credit card)

By Mail
Order forms are available by calling 321-2877.

RT Basic monthly passes and Monthly Parking Passes are available for purchase online. Shipping and handling charges will apply. Click Here.

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